• Does Smoking Contribute to Migraine Pain?

    At the beginning of the 21st Century, we understood little about the relationship between smoking and migraines. The scientific community had determined that smoking poses several health concerns, but some still believed that this habit might even decrease migraines. This theory relates to the idea that smoking decreases stress and anxiety. More recently, data suggest […]

  • Podcast 360- I am Headache Free…A Headache Story

    Listen to the podcast on our Headache 360 Podcast page  here Welcome to the Headache 360 podcast, a place to listen and learn about the diagnosis and treatment of chronic headache and migraine pain, because information can be the best medicine. Dr. Lowenstein: Hello, and welcome to the Headache 360 podcast. This is your host, […]

  • What Is It Like to Recover from Migraine Surgery?

    As disabling as migraine headaches can be, it is a condition that people get used to over time. This may sound odd. How can one get used to debilitating headaches? It isn’t that migraines lose their power; it’s simply that people know the pain they know. As a result of this familiarity, there can be […]

  • Tips for Managing Migraines this Holiday Season

    The holiday season is typically a busy one. Even this year, many of the people we speak with are planning to attend holiday events either in person or virtually. For those with migraines, an increase in activity and stress or any change in routine can trigger head pain and other symptoms. There is no time […]

  • COVID-19 Headaches

    You don’t have to have COVID-19 to have a Coronavirus related headache. Headaches in the age of Covid may be related to the virus itself but are likely a result of stress and its effect on your occipital nerves. Headaches are a very nonspecific symptom and can occur from a great many sources. Viruses such […]

  • Can You Reduce Migraine Pain with These Strategies?

    Migraine pain can interfere with your ability to engage in life the way you’d like. It doesn’t take much effort to find a variety of remedies and treatments aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. What may take a little more effort than expected is finding a solution that works. Here, we […]

  • Anatomy of a Headache

    Headaches represent one of the most common health complaints expressed by adults all around the world. We may call them tension headaches or migraines and we may try to find ways to cope with frequent bouts of pain. Rarely, though, do most people explore what’s going on beneath the surface of their pain. Here, we […]

  • The importance of medication overuse headaches

    I had a discussion with a patient recently who was interested in finding relief from her headaches, and as usual, sent me a list of her medications along with her long history of migraines. In reviewing her medical history, I had to do a double-take… she listed Excedrin as her primary medication, and she takes […]

  • Is Migraine Surgery Right for You?

    Migraine pain can affect every aspect of life. The more frequent these headaches are, the worse their repercussions can be. A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain has shed light on the short- and long-term impact experienced by those who suffer migraines. More than 11,000 patients participated in this study, which ended […]

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